Clare Oaks Retirement Community Names Ronette Icso As New Director Of Sales And Marketing

Apr 02, 2013, 15:38 ET from Clare Oaks

BARTLETT, Ill., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronette (Roni) Icso, 33, has been named director of sales and marketing for Clare Oaks, , a continuing care retirement community located in Bartlett, Ill.  This announcement was made today by Beth Welch, Clare Oaks executive director.  In this role, Icso will be responsible for the sales and marketing effort of this senior living continuing care community, which includes independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care. 

For the past five years, Icso served as director of marketing and sales for Greenfields of Geneva.  There, she was responsible for the start-up of this retirement community beginning with pre-construction sales, as well as following through with the development, construction and operational sales.  Leading the marketing team as a selling manager, she also supervised the daily performance and professional development of a team of six sales professionals.   

"We are thrilled to have Roni leading our sales and marketing effort at Clare Oaks," said Welch.  "Her knowledge of the area and her extensive marketing expertise will make her a huge asset to our community."    

In previous employment, Icso launched and served as marketing manager for VeriSpring, a non-clinical home-based service program in conjunction with Arlington Heights based Lutheran Home & Services.  In this role, she collaborated with the Home Health Care team ensuring community residents received needed services. Additionally, she presented and sold membership packages for seniors to receive Personal Advocate Services.

She also worked as a medical sales representative for St. Charles-based Lincare and served as an exercise physiologist/assistant manager for Oak Brook-based Alliance Rehab, where she was responsible for implementing personal training programs for seniors in a post-physical therapy setting.  

"We are confident that Roni's positive personality, extensive credentials and industry background will make her a great fit for Clare Oaks," said Michael D. Hovde, Jr., president of the board of directors of Clare Oaks.  "We look forward to having her as a part of our team." 

Icso was awarded a bachelor's of science degree in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Physiology and Nutrition from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. 

From independent and assisted living to skilled nursing and memory care, Clare Oaks provides its residents with superior care built on the foundation of mind, body and spirit inspired by its founder the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. In fact, recently, the community's skilled nursing care center received a coveted Medicare four-star rating for outstanding health inspections, staffing and quality measures.

Located at 825 Carillon Dr. in Bartlett, Ill., Clare Oaks is a continuing care retirement community with 325 residents who live in a variety of apartments and cottages for independent living, residences for assisted living and memory support care, or a skilled nursing center where they can receive short-term rehabilitation services and skilled nursing care. For more info, visit

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